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Olympic Green Tennis Center
Sunday, 10th August - Sunday, 17th August

Gold Medal Russia Flag Elena Dementieva (RUS)
Silver Medal Russia Flag Dinara Safina (RUS)
Bronze Medal Russia Flag Vera Zvonareva (RUS)


:: Schedule :: Venue Information :: Results :: News ::
:: Svetlana Says :: Photo Gallery :: Photo of the Day :: Medal Winners ::

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Russia Flag Russia
Singles
Doubles
Gold Medal Elena Dementieva (Gold)
Silver Medal Dinara Safina (Silver)
Bronze Medal Vera Zvonareva (Bronze)
     Svetlana Kuznetsova (R1)
E. Vesnina & V. Zvonareva
(Quarterfinals)
S. Kuznetsova & D. Safina
(Quarterfinals)

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» Singles: Third-seeded Russian, Svetlana Kuznetsova, was a shock casualty when she was knocked out on her Olympic début by Chinese favourite Li Na (CHN) in the First Round of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Tennis event in Beijing. Kuznetsova, battling both her opponent and the parochial Chinese crowd, failed to overcome a persistent Li Na, going down in straight sets, 6-7(5-7), 3-6. Full Story »

» Doubles: Svetlana Kuznetsova will leave Beijing empty-handed after her Olympic campaign came to an end when she and doubles partner, Dinara Safina (RUS), were eliminated in a marathon Quarter Final match in the women's doubles event of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. The match, which finished at 3:35am early Saturday morning, was a see-sawing encounter between the No.1 seeded Russians and the homecrowd favourite No.8 seeds Yan Zi and Zheng Jie. Kuznetsova and Safina battled valiantly throughout, fighting back after losing the first set 3-6 to claim the second set 7-5 and push the match into a decider. With neither team willing to concede defeat, both sides struggled for supremacy but the Chinese proved too accurate and emerged as 6-3, 5-7, 10-8 winners - much to the delight of the vocal home supporters. It was the latest finish at any sporting event in Olympic history. Full Story »

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Olympic Schedule  Schedule

The schedule for the tennis event at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games is as follows:


 
Day 1 - Sunday, 10th August

10.30
    Men's Singles 1st round
    Women's Singles 1st round
    Men's Doubles 1st round
    Women's Doubles 1st round
17.00
    Men's Singles 1st round
    Women's Singles 1st round
    Men's Doubles 1st round
    Women's Doubles 1st round


Day 2 - Monday, 11th August

10.30
    Men's Singles 1st round
    Women's Singles 1st round
    Men's Doubles 1st round
    Women's Doubles 1st round
17.00
    Men's Singles 1st round
    Women's Singles 1st round
    Men's Doubles 1st round
    Women's Doubles 1st round


Day 3 - Tuesday, 12th August

10.30
    Men's Singles 2nd round
    Women's Singles 2nd round
    Men's Doubles 2nd round
    Women's Doubles 1st round
17.00
    Men's Singles 2nd round
    Women's Singles 2nd round
    Men's Doubles 2nd round
    Women's Doubles 1st round


Day 4 - Wednesday, 13th August

16.00
    Men's Singles 3rd round
    Women's Singles 3rd round
    Men's Doubles Quarterfinals
    Women's Doubles 2nd round

 

 
Day 5 - Thursday, 14th August

16.00
    Men's Singles Quarterfinals
    Women's Singles Quarterfinals
    Men's Doubles Semifinals
    Women's Doubles Quarterfinals


Day 6 - Friday, 15th August

16.00
     Men's Singles Semifinals
     Women's Singles Semifinals
Bronze Medal Men's Doubles Bronze Medal Match
     Women's Doubles Semifinals


Day 7 - Saturday, 16th August

16.00
Bronze Medal Men's Singles Bronze Medal Match
Bronze Medal Women's Singles Bronze Medal Match
Gold Medal Women's Singles Gold Medal Match
     Women's Singles Medal Ceremony
Gold Medal Men's Doubles Gold Medal Match
     Men's Doubles Medal Ceremony
Bronze Medal Women's Doubles Bronze Medal Match


Day 8 - Sunday, 17th August

16.00
Gold Medal Men's Singles Gold Medal Match
     Men's Singles Medal Ceremony
Gold Medal Women's Doubles Gold Medal Match
     Women's Doubles Medal Ceremony

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Olympic Venue  Venue Information

The flower-shaped Olympic Green Tennis Center is meticulously designed for natural ventilation to ensure the quality of the competitions for athletes and spectators. Learn more... »

Olympic Green Tennis Center - Photo 2      Olympic Green Tennis Center - Photo 3      Olympic Green Tennis Center - Photo 4

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Olympic Results  Results

2008 Beijing Olympic Games
(Singles)
Match
Score
First Round

China Flag Li Na (CHN)   def
Russia Flag (3) Svetlana Kuznetsova
score

 7(7)   6  
 6(5)   3  

2008 Beijing Olympic Games
(Doubles)
Match
Score
First Round

Russia Flag (1) S. Kuznetsova / D. Safina   def
Italy Flag M. Santangelo / R. Vinci (ITA)
score

 6   3   7
 1   6   5
Second Round

Russia Flag (1) S. Kuznetsova / D. Safina   def
India Flag S. Mirza / S. Rao (IND)
score

 6   6  
 4   4  
Quarter Finals

China Flag (8) Yan Z. / Zheng J. (CHN)   def
Russia Flag (1) S. Kuznetsova / D. Safina
score

 6   5  10
 3   7   8

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Olympic News  News

» Federer and Ivanovic going for gold in Beijing (3rd July, 2008)
» Russia aims to better Athens medal haul (10th July, 2008)
» 2008 Olympic Games Preview - Tennis (17th July, 2008)
» Isinbayeva highlight of powerful Russian team (22nd July, 2008)
» Female stars to lead Russia's gold rush in Beijing (22nd July, 2008)
» Tennis stars gear up for Beijing Olympics (28th July, 2008)
» Sharapova out of Olympics with shoulder injury (1st August, 2008)
» Zvonareva replaces Sharapova in singles (2nd August, 2008)
» Kuznetsova to face Li Na in Olympic opener (7th August, 2008)
» Li Na rides wave of support to topple Kuznetsova (11th August, 2008)
» Sania-Sunitha duo ousted by Russians at Olympics (13th August, 2008)
» Women's doubles quarterfinals are set (14th August, 2008)
» Chinese pair prevail in marathon match (16th August, 2008)

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Olympic Speech  Svetlana says...

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Olympic Gallery  Photo Gallery

New photos added: 20th August, 2008

2008 Beijing Olympic Games Photo Gallery

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2008 Beijing Olympic Games  Photo of the Day  Olympic Medal

Top seeds, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Dinara Safina, change ends during their epic Quarter Final match against Yan Zi & Zheng Jie (CHN) at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in China.

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Olympic Medal  Medal Winners

GOLD
Singles

  Gold Medal Russia Flag Elena Dementieva (RUS)
Doubles

  Gold Medal USA Flag V. Williams & S. Williams (USA)
SILVER
Singles

  Silver Medal Russia Flag Dinara Safina (RUS)
Doubles

  Silver Medal Spain Flag AM.Garrigues & VR.Pascual (ESP)
BRONZE
Singles

  Bronze Medal Russia Flag Vera Zvonareva (RUS)
Doubles

  Bronze Medal China Flag Yan Z. & Zheng J. (CHN)

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